The Ministry of Lands has unveiled its new Cashless Revenue Collection Policy, a move designed to combat corruption.
Cabinet Secretary Zacharia Njeru emphasized the policy’s requirement for payments to be made exclusively through M-Pesa and bank channels, explaining that this shift is geared toward eliminating intermediaries and bolstering service delivery.
As a part of the strategy, the government has also introduced the Arthisasa payment system, which syncs with the e-citizen platform.
Additionally, an audit of the ministry’s registries nationwide is underway to evaluate digitization readiness.
Over a span of 14 days, eight designated teams will assess each registry, aiming to digitize all registry documents.
In a joint effort to improve efficiency, the Ministry has partnered with the Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) to facilitate the Lands Ministry as a centralized hub for processing and paying stamp duty.
Principal Secretary for Lands, Nixon Korir, affirmed this development as a significant stride toward eradicating cash transactions within Land offices, subsequently reducing the potential for theft.
He elaborated that the Treasury has designated a separate account for stamp duty payments, enabling users to process and forward their payments for stamp duty at any Arthi Houses or associated registries.